Like the Olympics, Camp NaNo seems like a lifetime ago already.
I decided against doing an end of month update for August as I’d done so many progress reports during my camping experience. At the end of August I’d written 52k words towards my WIP and I was completely knackered.
The end of the month arrived and the writing stopped.
Immediately following the end of NaNo I endured another manic week at work and it sapped all my energy. I didn’t switch my laptop on at all last week.
I might go the odd day without going on-line, but not a week. No email, other than on my phone, no energy to do anything.
I decided it was best to have a break from it all, catch up on some reading and relax. Recharge the old batteries. And, my batteries definitely feel old. 🙂
Back into the swing of things now. As I’ve said a few times in recent posts, NaNo is great to get you into a writing routine. 50k is a tough target and I don’t think I could write any more than that in a month, but 50k doesn’t complete your novel. The work continues after NaNo to finish the first draft.
I’ve hit 6k so far in September (58k in total) and my aim now is to return to a NaNo style writing habit over the next few weeks to put this draft to bed. Or at least into the top drawer as I plan to start the next draft of my crime novel as soon as I’ve finished this one. I know. Glutton for punishment.
I’m on chapter 25 of 30. The rest of A Scream In The Woods is mapped out and I just need to write it. The simple part, right? I wish.
Thanks for reading and happy writing.